Good News: Altus Mountain Guides Offers Free Avalanche Safety Training

Altus Mountain Guides, a backcountry guiding operation out of Whistler, British Columbia, is stepping up to the plate in a big way during the COVID-19 crisis. The guiding outfit is offering a free online Avalanche Safety Training module available now.

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While you’re inside… we have offered up our online AST 1 course for free. • Link in our bio. • Something to hopefully help you get more out of your next time in the mountains!! #stayinstaycation

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Whether you are an experienced backcountry user or someone who is considering the backcountry for the first time, now is a perfect time to brush up on your skills. When it comes to life and death in the backcountry, you can never be too prepared.

With many resorts closed for the remainder of the season, the backcountry might be your only options for turns like this. Photo:: James Munshaw

Everyone can use a small brush up on the skills, no matter what their level of experience. Head over to the website to brush up on your skills and use that spare time as it should be used! — ML